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African American History, Social Change

Remembering The Dream…Part I

As part of a new series of blog posts in remembrance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s August 28, 1963 “I Have a Dream” speech, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, I present the documentary DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis.

“DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis tells the tale to two cities through historical record, personal writings, and recollection. There is the legendary Chicago that emerged from hardship and misfortune on the prairie to attain world-class status. There is also a less known, but remarkable aspect of Chicago history—the essential contributions of African Americans to the city’s vitality. Bringing recognition to the African American experience in Chicago is to better understand the rich heritage of America itself.”[1]

For more information on the founder of Chicago, Jean-Baptiste Pointe DuSable who was born in Haiti around 1745 of a French father and a Black African Slave mother, click here.

Dusable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis

Produced by Orbert Davis and Mark Ingram

Vodpod videos no longer available.

For more information on the Film and Filmmakers click here.


[1] DuSable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis., http://dusable2obama.com/ (accessed January 16, 2012).


Dusable to Obama: Chicago’s Black Metropolis, posted with vodpod
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